voyed transports safely, and kept their vessels in good condition for service, viz: Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant George W. Brown, commanding Forest Rose; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant C. Dominey, commanding Signal; Acting-Volunteer Lieutenant J. H. Hurd, commanding Covington; Ensign Win. C. Hanford, commanding Robb; Acting-Master J. C. Bunner, commanding New Era; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant John Pierce, commanding Petrel; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant J. V. Johnstone, commanding Romeo; Acting-Master W. E. Fentress, commanding Rattler; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant T. E. Smith, commanding Linden; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant E. C. Brennan, commanding Prairie Bird; Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant J. Goudy, commanding Queen City.
There are others who deserve commendation, but these seem to be the most prominent.
The action of the 4th of July, at Helena, wherein the Taylor participated so largely, has already been reported to the Department.
There is no doubt left in the minds of any, but that
on; Engineers, B. Hand, David Chillas and George Shipley.
Steamer Romeo (4th rate).
*Acting-Volunteer-Lieutenant, J. V. Johnston; (Admiral's Report, ‘86) Acting-Assistant Surgeon, J. S. McNeely; Acting-Assistant Paymaster, E. R. Maffat; Acting-Ensigns, J. B. Dwyer, Pat.Murphy, Robert P. Smith and Eugene Zimmerman; Acting-Master's Mates, J. E. Ernest, R. P. Shaw and G. C. Cox; Engineers, J. McCurdy, Joseph Grippen and J. P. Williams.
Steamer Rattler (4th rate).
*Acting Master, W. E. Fentress; Acting-Assistant Surgeon, W. H. Wilson; Acting-Master, W. E. H. Fentriss; Acting-Ensigns, G. S. West, Wm. Ferguson and John Bath; Acting-Master's Mates, H. E. Church, Daniel Welsh and S. H. Strunk; Engineers, James Whitaker, Jefferson Bell and A. J. Bashloe; Acting-Gunner, T. Carpenter.
Mail-boat New national (4th rate).
Acting-Masters, Alexander M. Grant and Oscar H. Pratt; Acting-Ensign, J. Hill; Acting-Masters' Mate, W. C. Herron; Engineers, W. H. Price, James Wilkins and E. C.